Someday we will be able to afford it

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Alfie, 12 Mar 2008.

  1. Alfie

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    Yip one day alfie.

    That will replace MH and T5's instantly!
     
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    I would have to look at the 36" model:
    36" 15K Solaris LED Illumination System. Supplied with Control Modular and Mounting Feet. PRICE: $2253 (R 17,400) Ouch

    But this is the future of lighting, these units need far less power and last forever or 80,000 hours (28 years @ 8 hours a day)
     
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    Yeah - this is the latest craze in the US.... As you said - just a LITTLE bit TOO expensive still. BUT, taking into account that some MH units (integrated) costs +-R12000 - R17000 is not TOO far off....
     
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    Give it a couple of years and the competitors will get the price down bit, they will want to compete with Mh and T5 lighting, any new technology start out highly priced.
     
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    My Sfiligoi MH/T5 fixture cost about R15k... So the difference is negligible. They were much more expensive.
     
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    The Unit for 1.8m is $4 012.
     
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    Yeah that is more expensive but then again my Sfiligoi is 1.2m.
     
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    There was a write up about them on a forum in the UK, they are comparably much more expensive, but if you factor in running cost and lamp replacement over 5 years, they do come out much cheaper, bit of an outlay though. Personally i woild like to see how well they actually do over a couple of years over a reef tank before i shelled out that much hard earned sponds'
     
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    With the weak rand I could built a nice tank and stock it for the same price.
     
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    Or break a big hole in the roof and channel the light from the sun to the tank - much cheaper and much better light in sunny SA :)
     
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    One uge sky light coming up:lol:
     
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